|USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20), a Blue Ridge class command ship, is the flagship of the United States Navy's 6th Fleet. She is also the command and control ship for Commander Joint Command Lisbon and Commander Striking Force NATO. She had previously served for years as 2nd Fleet's command ship. |
Originally authorized as AGC-20, was reclassified LCC-20 on 1 January 1969, and laid down 6 January by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company, Newport News, Virginia. The ship is named for Mount Whitney, the 14,505-foot peak in the Sierra Nevada range in California, the highest point in the lower 48 United States.